7:00 pm | Feature Film:
Redemption (aka For Robbing the Dead)
Scera Showhouse II
Drama, 105 minutes, color, 2011
Facebook Page: Redemption
Writer, Director: Tom Russell; Producer: Courtney Russell, James Alexander, Asia Stryker; Executive Producer: Russell Judd, Mark Eddy, Tom Lefler, Bill Nelson; Director of Photography: Derek Pueblo; Production Designer: Jennie K. Brown, Whitney Donald; Original Score: Spencer Russell; Editor: A. Todd Smith.
Cast: John Freeman, Margot Kidder, Barry Corbin, Rance Howard, Jon Gries, David H. Stevens, Larry Thomas, Edward Herrmann.
How do you forgive the unforgivable? A true story of conflict and compassion, Redemption follows the story of Henry Heath, a lawman on the western frontier in 1862. After the grieving sheriff buries his only child, he learns that Jean Baptiste, an impoverished French immigrant, has been robbing the graves of the recently deceased. Torn between duty, outrage, and guilt about his own past, Heath becomes Baptiste’s only defense against the bloodthirsty contempt of the community and the brutal isolation of the inhospitable Antelope Island where Baptiste has been exiled. Through his reluctant service, Heath is forced to examine his own beliefs about mercy, justice, and redemption. Can Heath show compassion and forgiveness toward the man who seems the least deserving of Christian love?
Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.
Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II
Saturday, January 28, 9:30 pm, Scera Xango Grand Theatre